But now, affidavits filed in a separate lawsuit reveal the identity of the previously unnamed executive: Roger E. Ailes, chairman of Fox News.
What is more, the documents say that Ms. Regan taped the telephone call from Mr. Ailes in which Mr. Ailes discusses her relationship with Mr. Kerik.
It is unclear whether the existence of the tape played a role in News Corporation’s decision to move quickly to settle Ms. Regan’s lawsuit, paying her $10.75 million in a confidential settlement reached two months after she filed it in 2007.
Depending on the specifics, the conversation could possibly rise to the level of conspiring to lie to federal officials, a federal crime, but prosecutors rarely pursue such cases, said Daniel C. Richman, a Columbia University law professor and former federal prosecutor.Sadly, old Roger will most likely not be charged with a federal crime..but it must be embarrassing for Rupert and his main minion to see all this in print. The hamsters at Fox immediately blasted out a statement that, true to form, spins Ailes and his lying thusly:
In a statement released on Wednesday, a News Corporation spokeswoman did not deny that Mr. Ailes was the executive on the recording.
But the spokeswoman, Teri Everett, said that News Corporation has a letter from Ms. Regan “stating that Mr. Ailes did not intend to influence her with respect to a government investigation.”
“The matter is closed,” Ms. Everett said.
Ms. Everett declined to release the letter, and Ms. Regan’s lawyer, Robert E. Brown, said the News Corporation’s description of the letter did not represent Ms. Regan’s complete statement.Still, it is a nice little comeuppance for the head turdmeister at Fox to be outed so publicly.
Judith Regan is the journalist, and I use that term loosely when describing her, that tried to pen the OJ tell -all entitled “If I Did It”. Her fall from grace is also legendary. Two peas in a pod, is a term that comes to mind when describing Ailes and Regan.